This Dalmatian island is one of the larger in the archipelago, and hosts several coastal and inland towns. Korcula is an excellent place to discover some of the most scenic beaches in Croatia. Korcula Old Town is a historic fortified town on the protected east coast of the island of Korcula, in Croatia, in the Adriatic.
Korčula (Korcula), Croatia Monterrasol small group car tours to
Korcula, the sixth largest island in the country and one of Croatia's most treasured islands, is known for its dense forest. The main resorts are Korcula Town, known as "Little Dubrovnik" or "Mini-Dubrovnik" because of its medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses; Vela Luka and Lumbarda. There are also smaller towns and villages dotted around on the island for those looking for a more secluded holiday.
Generally, events on the island center around the summer months. The majority of opportunities for sightseeing on Korcula take place in Korcula Town, beautifully located on a small peninsula, with stone houses and bright orange roofs. What the Korcula Old Town lacks in size, it certainly makes up in quality as it is very well preserved; the layout and structure of the Old Town and its walls stem from the second half of the 13th century.
You will notice that the Old Town is laid out in a very special way, resembling something of a fishbone. The town was built in this way to protect against sea winds. The Korcula Old Town has two entrances, Land Gate (Kopnena vrata) to the south, above this gate is also the Revelin tower which you can partially climb up for some scenic views; and the Sea Gate (Primorska vrata) to the west.
One of Korcula’s more unusual claims to fame is that it was the birthplace of Marco Polo. So, you will find numerous places and things named after him. There is no airport on the island, so you will need to reach to either Split or Dubrovnik and then make your way to Korcula by ferry.
Korčula (Korcula) related tours
We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Korčula (Korcula) during multi-day small group car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Korčula (Korcula).
We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.
tour destinations: Mostar, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala
Discover and taste wonderful Herzegovina wines with 2 days Bosnia tour from Korcula (pick up and drop off in Orebic). You will visit Vjetrenica cave (currently in UNESCO Tentative list), Zavala orthodox monastery, taste real Herzegovina wine from family running winery in Trebinje and enjoy refreshing walk along river. On next day we will visit famous Tvrdos orthodox monastery with it own wine cellar, and take a road to see historical center of Mostar and Mostar old bridge (UNESCO World Heritage Site). After Mostar we will enjoy local food with local wine and return back.
All seasons discovery of Bosnia from Korcula (pick up and drop off in Orebic): old towns, fortresses, monasteries, cave. Visit old town Mostar (historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), walk in Blagaj dervish monastery, walk and watch wonderful Kravice natural park with waterfalls, visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj, visit archaeological site Radimlja (UNESCO World Heritage Site), take panoramic images from hilly fortress Stolac, admire old Christian monastery in Zavala together with unique natural karst cave.
tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
tour destinations: Blagaj, Budva, Kotor, Mostar, Počitelj, Radimlja, Trebinje, Tvrdoš
All seasons 4 days discovery tour Bosnia + Montenegro will shown main attractions of both countries include 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Mostar, Radimlja, and Kotor. Pick up and drop off in Orebic.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina we will visit Blagaj dervish monastery, walk in UNESCO town Mostar and its old bridge. Next day, prepare to climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj, see UNESCO World Heritage Site Radimlja with unique graved tombstones, and visit Tvrdos monastery on the way to Trebinje, the southernmost Bosnia-Herzegovina town.
In Montenegro, we must see a UNESCO town Kotor, full of spirit of Venetian empire. If we're strong enough to survive climbing 1350 steps to a height of 1200 meters, we will be awarded to visit Kotor Fortress or otherwise known as The Castle of San Giovanni. If we can do it, we will admire amazing views over the city and harbor. Our next destination will be coastal town Budva, where we will walk over its narrow medieval streets.
At next day after sleep and walk in Budva, on the way back, we will pass few nice beaches so at summer time we always can stop and refresh in crystal clear water of Mediterranean sea.
tour destinations: Blagaj, Jajce, Kravica, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Radimlja, Sarajevo, Stolac, Travnik, Zavala, Šćit
All seasons 7 days tour to explore Bosnia-Herzegovina from Korcula (pick up and drop off in Orebic): Jajce fortress, old Sarajevo, fortified town Pocitelj, Zavala monastery and more. Walk in old towns, climb fortresses, visit monasteries, see underground cave.
With this tour we will visit Ottoman Empire fortress Jajce, meet another medieval fortress Travnik and walk in his old streets, visit multicultural Sarajevo with his old market, walk in UNESCO town Mostar and its old bridge, visit Blagaj dervish monastery, walk and watch wonderful Kravice natural park with waterfalls, visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, admire old Christian monastery in Zavala, climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj, take panoramic images from hilly fortress Stolac, and see UNESCO World Heritage site Radimlja with unique carved tombstones.
tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
tour destinations: Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Konjic, Kotor, Kravica, Međugorje, Mostar, Ostrog, Podgorica, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Zavala
This year round tour will pass through 2 neighbors countries of Croatia: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. Pick up and drop off in Orebic. During this multi-day tour we will visit main attractions of both countries: old towns include medieval town Kotor which is UNESCO World Heritage Site, climb Ottoman's empire fortresses, visit old monasteries.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina we will visit old Christian monastery in Zavala, admire panoramic view from the hill located Stolac fortress, visit Blagaj dervish monastery, walk in UNESCO town Mostar and its old bridge, and next day will visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, watch wonderful waterfalls in Kravice natural park, and climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj. Next, we will move to see Sarajevo historical streets and Sarajevo market, after we will move to Trebinje, the southernmost Bosnia-Herzegovina town, to see Trebinje cathedral and visit located nearby Tvrdos monastery.
In Montenegro, we must see 17th century Ostrog monastery, carved almost entirety in a vertically positioned mountain cliff. The night we will spend in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. After sleep in Podgorica, we will visit monastery Dajbabe which was built within a natural cave, and will walk streets of Old Bar, small settlement known from Byzantine Empire time. Our next destination is coastal town Budva, where we will walk over its narrow medieval streets.
At next day after sleep in Budva we will visit UNESCO town Kotor, full of spirit of Venetian empire. If we're strong enough to survive climbing 1350 steps to a height of 1200 meters, we will be awarded to visit Kotor Fortress or otherwise known as The Castle of San Giovanni. If we can do it, we will admire amazing views over the city and harbor. On the way back, we will pass few nice beaches so at summer time we always can stop and refresh in crystal clear water of Mediterranean sea.
tour destinations: Blagaj, Jajce, Klis, Konjic, Kravica, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Split, Travnik, Trogir, Šibenik
All seasons 7 days tour to discover Bosnia-Herzegovina and visit famous Croatian towns Split, Sibenik and Trogir. Pick up and drop off in Orebic.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina we will see Blagaj dervish monastery, UNESCO town Mostar and its old bridge, visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, walk and watch wonderful Kravice natural park with waterfalls, climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj, visit multicultural Sarajevo with its old market, see Ottoman Empire fortress Jajce, meet another medieval fortress Travnik and walk in its old streets.
In Croatia, we will walk historical center of Split (UNESCO World Heritage Site), see coastal town Sibenik, its fortress, historical center and the cathedral, also UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next day we will walk another one UNESCO town, Trogir, and after another night in Split, on the way back, we will visit famous fortress Klis.
February 13, 2021 Kraljeva Sutjeska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kraljeva Sutjeska is a village in the municipality of Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, almost at the middle of Bosnia and Herzegovina territory.
The village hosts a number of important historical sites: 14th century Catholic Franciscan monastery, ruins of the medieval Bosnian Court, an old Bosnian house with the original architecture from the 18th century, and mosque from 15th century, claimed to be the oldest in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, very close to the village is located Bobovac, a fortified city of medieval Bosnia and Herzegovina.
January 30, 2021 Ohrid, Macedonia. Ohrid is a city in the country with modern name North Macedonia (before it called just Macedonia). Ohrid once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem of the Balkans". The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are Cultural as well as Natural sites.
January 22, 2021 Szigliget, Hungary. The ruins of the medieval recently restored fortress stand atop the 239m Várhegy hill.
January 7, 2021 Berat, Albania. Berat is the ninth largest city by population of the Republic of Albania. Berat, UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2008, comprises a unique style of architecture with influences from several civilizations that have managed to coexist for centuries throughout the history. Like many cities in Albania, Berat comprises an old fortified city filled with churches and mosques painted with grandiose wealth of visible murals and frescos. Berat is one of the main cultural centers of the country.
December 16, 2020 Bory, Hungary. One of two self-built castles in Hungary (the other is the much more ramshackle Tarodi Var), The Bory Castle In Szekesfehervar was the work of Hungarian sculptor and architect Jeno Bory. Bory built the castle between 1923 and 1959 with the help of several of his students.